Tackle Tuesday

Tackle Tuesday

Tackle Tuesday is a podcast series that tackles different issues in the workplace. Grab a coffee and join me on Tuesdays where we will explore topics such as, leading with emotion, diversity and inclusion, and how to create resilient and agile work cultures. Together we will explore issues people within organizations are tackling today and strategies that will support them in creating workplaces that are filled with possibility.

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August 11, 2020 49 sec

PODCAST STORY
Welcome to Tackle Tuesday! My name is Johanna Pagonis and I am your host for this podcast series. I have am a founder, author, and international speaker, educating leaders of today and tomorrow.

I see my role as educating organizational leaders about the benefits of creating positive and resilient work cultures. I call it leading with the heart. So, I thought that one of the best ways to educate is through a podcast! 

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Part of my role is to educate organizational leaders about the benefits of creating positive and resilient work cultures, which is the primary reason why I started Tackle Tuesday. 

My mission is to improve people’s lives by transforming one workplace at a time. Moving away from a climate of command and control, towards a climate of possibility. 

But how do you transform workplaces into environments that are inspiring, motivati...

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August 12, 2020 8 min

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For the first episode, I decided not to use this as an opportunity to formally introduce myself and talk about why I started this podcast series. Initially this was a live webcast, but I decided to convert it into a podcast to make it more accessible for my listeners. 

Some of the episodes you will hear are from the original webcast series and others will be new. At times I will be interviewing experts and entrepreneurs whose ...

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August 18, 2020 40 min

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Ever wonder why some people get stuck and challenged in ...

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Bringing someone in to simply fill a job isn’t enough. The contributions made by an employee's skills and experience will only get your organization so far.

By developing a strong workplace culture, which involves knowing and communicating your company's vision and values, will help you achieve success in two bottom lines: people and profits!
 
In this week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Corina Ludwig...

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In response to the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements, we have seen a number of organizations rushing to tick the “Diversity & Inclusion” box, which mostly encompasses unconscious bias training. But when diversity and inclusion strategies do not go beyond basic compliance training, we miss an opportunity to truly to assess how diverse groups may experience our policies, programs, products, and services. The only way...

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Taco Tuesday is a special segment series devoted to highlighting women in business, leadership, and their efforts and achievements in creating inclusive and equitable societies. And yes, the double entendre is intentional.

If you don’t want to miss out on the next Taco Tuesday episode, be sure to follow me on social media...links are below.

SPECIAL THANKS
I would like to give special thanks to my stepdaughter, Emily Nash, who ...

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This is our first episode in our special segment series, Taco Tuesday. Taco Tuesday is devoted to highlighting women in business and their efforts and achievements in creating inclusive and equitable societies. 

When reviewing stats on where the world is at with gender parity, we can see that no single society has achieved total equality between women and men. And although, women are increasingly entering the workforce, gende...

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September 28, 2020 22 min

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How many of us actually explore why we want to become a manager before leaping into the role? In today's episode, we will explore five critical questions that we all need to answer before going for that promotion.

FIVE CRITICAL QUESTIONS
1. I am an individual contributor who has fulfilled my potential and I am looking for a new challenge that will support my personal and professional growth.
2. I am someone who wants to ins...

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As more women enter the workforce and into formal leadership positions, we find ourselves searching for a way to lead that is authentic to our true selves. 

Authentic means to live your life according to the needs of our inner being, rather than the demands placed on us by someone else. Your authentic approach to leading yourself and others has to align with your passion and purpose. 

In my interview my interview with Emily Lo...

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October 20, 2020 34 min

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Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication. He coaches purpose driven entrepreneurs on how to master their message and share their ideas with the world.

 When I met with Brenden, I thought our conversation would focus mostly on the skills and confidence to master the art of public speaking, but in actuality what we discussed went a ...

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Have you ever wondered what innovation actually is? Is it a big idea that transforms life as we know it, or can it be something small that makes life easier? My conversation with Simon T this week provides much needed insight into what innovation is and what it looks like at an individual and organization level. We explore the relationship between innovation, failure, and creativity, and what people can do to nurture their i...

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This week I had the opportunity to interview Paula Campkin, Vice-President of the Safety Centre of Excellence for Energy Safety Canada.

Paula shares her experience as to what it is like to work in a male dominated industry, the challenges she faced and how she overcame them. Paula identified there was a gap, other women were experiencing it too, so she did something about it! Paula co-founded the Women in Occupational Health ...

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What is transformational leadership versus transactional leadership?

How do you measure employee productivity?

How does leadership influence productivity?

These are the questions I explore and answer in today’s Tackle Tuesday episode. 

I have received so many questions on this topic that I thought it would be best to answer them in one of my episodes. This conversation is the first part of a two-part series. 

In the first part we...

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For this week’s episode I had the opportunity to interview Sheri Benson, who is the principal owner of Thrive Safety Consulting. From the beginning of her career, she believed strongly that a thriving health and safety system requires strong leadership, a clear culture, and the trust in management that comes from consistent support and development of employees.

We had our conversation in October, but many of the concepts we d...

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How can we combine psychology and play in our lives and workplace? 

How do we find fulfillment in our lives, personal and professional? 

Is it possible to love what we do? 

How many of us can say that we do? How many of us see our job as a means to an end…collecting a paycheque? 

If you are seeking a dose of inspiration, motivation, wisdom, and fun, listen to my conversation with Jeff Harry from Rediscover Your Play.

It couldn’t...

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In this week’s episode, I interviewed Dr. Robert Barrett and Dr. Louis Francescutti, who are the authors of Hardwired: How Our Instincts to be Healthy are Making Us Sick.

The book focuses on how as a human species we have evolved to survive, but in our modern world our survival instincts have created a health paradox. The things that are meant to keep us alive are in fact killing us. For the first time in thousand years, Amer...

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February 16, 2021 54 min

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One of the most positive experiences I had in 2020 was launching my podcast. It gave me an opportunity to meet with amazing thought leaders, executives, authors, and coaches who have dedicated their life to unlocking the human potential. That is why I was excited to interview Julian Roberts for this week’s Tackle Tuesday episode. Julian is an ICF trained Executive and Leadership Coach who loves working with people and watchi...

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For this week’s episode I had the opportunity to interview Christina Eanes, a former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager. Christina is on a mission to help others achieve more in life – mainly by getting out of their own way. 

In the past, I have openly shared my struggles as a new entrepreneur and how important it has been to develop my resiliency. That is why I was so excited to have Christina on my podcast. Christ...

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March 15, 2021 46 min

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Succession planning involves having the right people at the right time to fill critical positions in your organization, but yet many organizations don’t have a succession management process in place.

From my experience, I have witnessed organizational cultures degenerate to toxic levels because when the CEO left, they took their workplace culture with them. They didn’t think about or plan for a successor, which left the organ...

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